The FlightZone

I am a FAA Commercially-rated pilot with an instrument rating, ASEL; a Light Sport Flight Instructor; a Manned Spaceflight Safey Engineer; an ex-Astronaut Trainer, ex-F-14 Radar Intercept Officer (RIO). You'll find something pertaining to all those exeperiences here.

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Welcome to The AndyZone

I hope you the material presented here and on my You Tube channel will prove to be both enjoyable and educational. All material used in this website is copyrighted by William A. (Andy) Foster and is not to be reproduced or distrbuted without permission

Aerospace Educator/Speaker

I enjoy teaching and talking about rocketry and aerodynamics, general aviation, light sport, aviation safety, manned spaceflight, and my experiences in the F14.

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Light Sport Flight Instructor


I have flown and instructed in a Flight Design CTSW(above), a Remos GX, and a RV-12.

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Recent Posts

The Flight Blog:

Problems with teaching aerodynamics to pilots or STEM students have been systemic for years; from my perspective it started with a high school physics teacher’s group that started pushing for “Newton only” educational approaches. It’s not that you can’t get there (i.e., from a “Newton only” approach) but that approach is more appropriate for an engineering audience than for the general public. It also illustrates a lack of understanding about the reciprocal nature of the flow field or that Bernoulli’s equation is derived from the analyzation of properties of a particle in a streamline using Newton’s Second Law.

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The FlightZone:

Updated downloadable copy of Light Sport Pilot Sample Exam, and Light Sport Pilot Certification Requirements

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